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Study: One Dose of HPV Vaccine Effective

July 05, 2015 Melissa Patrick
KENTUCKY (7/5/15) — A study has found that one dose of the human papillomavirus vaccine Cervarix appears to be as effective in preventing HPV infections that lead to cervical cancer as do three doses, the recommended course of… Sun, 05 Jul 2015 23:43:28 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (
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Daviess County Traffic Advisory

Keith Todd
DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (7/5/15) — A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a traffic shift in phases along the U.S. 60/Wendell Ford Expressway work zone around Owensboro starting Tuesday, July 7, 2015. KYTC engineers and the contractor emphasize that timing of the traffic shift is highly dependent upon the weather. They provided the following tentative schedule: Tuesday, July 7… Read More...
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July 4 Saturday on the Square Features…

Mike Groves, SurfKY News
GREENVILLE, Ky. (7/5/15) — The July 4 Saturdays on the Square was attended by approximately 1,500 people, who were treated to the sounds of the 2nd Street Big Band and Laser Light Show in downtown Greenville. Ashley and Seth Mefford dedicated the evening with the singing of the National Anthem. After the music and dancing, the first ever laser light show for downtown Greenville featured a… Read More...
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4th Fest Ends with ‘a Bang’ of Music,…

Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/5/15) – The fifth annual 4th Fest finale took place on Saturday, July 4th at the Madisonville City Park. A large crowd enjoyed an evening of festivities that included lots of food, a beer garden, musical entertainment, Bouncing B’s and face painting for the kids culminating with a spectacular fireworks show. The Downtown Band from Nashville, who has been voted “Best Live Band… Read More...

Pet of the Day

Natalie Ostrander
KENTUCKY (7/5/15) — Meet Marcus, he's a 2-3 year old Pit Bull mix. He's had a rough start in life before coming to our rescue. You can't tell it now by the way he's always so happy. He seems to be a wonderful boy, and we are learning more about him daily. He loves dogs of all sizes, but wouldn't do good with an alpha male dog. Marcus does great with children also. Adoption fee is $150 and… Read More...
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More Dental Patients Using ER in…

Al Cross
KENTUCKY (7/5/15) — More patients are going to hospital emergency rooms for dental care, illustrating how oral health remains the stepchild of the health system despite health-care reform. "An analysis of the most recent federal data by the American Dental Association shows dental ER visits doubled from 1.1 million in 2000 to 2.2 million in 2012, or one visit every 15 seconds, Laura Ungar reports… Read More...
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Hopkins Ham Radio Operators Link to…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/4/15) — Today’s communication methods are nothing new to seasoned ham radio operators, who have been sending images, using Wi-Fi and talking to people around the world for years. Two Hopkins County Emergency Management Agency mobile ham radio stations were set up recently at Madisonville City Park for Worldwide Field Day over a 24-hour span. A few die-hard ham radio… Read More...
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Market Commentary - July 5, 2015

Randall L. Franklin
KENTUCKY (7/5/15) — Not quite as popular as Branjelina and Kimye, 'Grexit' (short for Greek Exit) has gained traction as a nickname during the past few months. The British press appropriated a variation, Brexit, when they discovered that the Bank of England was researching the potential risks of renegotiating membership in the European Union, or possibly even leaving the group-but that's another… Read More...

Mementos at Traveling Wall to be…

Lisa Aug
FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/5/15) — Mementos left at the Traveling Vietnam Wall when it visits Lexington next month may end up in a collection displayed at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. The Traveling Wall will be open to the public at the Kentucky Horse Park beginning at noon Thursday, July 9, and stay open 24 hours a day through 3 p.m. Sunday, July 12. The opening ceremony begins at 10… Read More...
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Drop in Female Offenders Leads to…

Lisa Lamb
FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/5/15) — Responding to changing population trends, the Western Kentucky Correctional Complex will be converted into two distinct, separate prisons this summer. The change will result in a 200-bed, minimum-custody facility for females, to be named the Ross-Cash Center; and a 470-bed, secure-custody facility for male offenders, which will retain the WKCC name. The conversion, which… Read More...
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Second Session of Adventure by Bike…

Pam Spencer
PADUCAH, Ky. (7/5/15) — Registration is underway through the Paducah Parks Services Department for the second session offered this summer for the Adventure by Bike Camp. The camp will be held July 6-10. The Parks Department and BikeWorld, Inc. coordinated the week-long bicycle camp for children and teens ages 10 and older. The camp will be held, rain or shine, at BikeWorld located at 809 Joe… Read More...
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Dave Says - July 5, 2015

Dave Ramsey
KENTUCKY (7/5/15) — This week Dave discusses if we should pause investing for a luxury and the rebate explanation. Dear Dave, Where should you save for large expenditures when you’re doing the Baby Steps? Heath Dear Heath, Depending on what the expenditure is, I would suggest saving for these sorts of things after Baby Step 3. Once you’ve paid off all of your debts, except for your home, and… Read More...

Legislator's Log - Week of July 5, 2015

Brent Yonts
KENTUCKY (7/5/15) — The energy market is changing, rapidly. And the result isn't all bad. Who would have thought even 10 years ago that the price of crude oil would drop at least $50 a barrel between 2014 and 2015, and that the retail price of gasoline would drop by more than a dollar over the same period? Hard to fathom, but it's true. It's also true that natural gas is becoming the favored fuel… Read More...
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Study: One Dose of HPV Vaccine Effective

Melissa Patrick
KENTUCKY (7/5/15) — A study has found that one dose of the human papillomavirus vaccine Cervarix appears to be as effective in preventing HPV infections that lead to cervical cancer as do three doses, the recommended course of vaccination. Only 25 percent of Kentucky adolescent women initiate the vaccination, and fewer than one in nine of those who do get three does, according to the Kentucky… Read More...
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Outdoor Truths - July 5, 2015

Gary Miller
KENTUCKY (7/5/15) — I know you may not want to hear about it but I've scheduled a few days away next week to work on the upcoming deer season. Since I won't be able to hunt this location until November, I need to get as much preparation done now in order to limit my groundwork then. I've got to move a treestand, put out a trail camera, and scout another site for a stand. Again, I'll not return to… Read More...
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Recycling Equals Fun During iRecycling…

Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (07/04/15) – The second annual iRecycle Regatta took place on Saturday, July 4th at Madisonville City Park pool. Madisonville City Clerk Leslie Curneal said the event began as a way to promote the recycling program of Madisonville. She said there are some really cool regattas in other communities. “We really want to try to grow it here in our community,” said Curneal. “We hope… Read More...
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Public Meeting to Discuss Alternatives…

Keith Todd
OWENSBORO, Ky. (7/4/15) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has scheduled a public information meeting to discuss project alternatives for the improvement of the Kentucky 298/Old Hartford Road and Kentucky 3143/Fairview Drive/Foors Lane intersection in Owensboro. The meeting will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., local time, on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 in College View Middle School at 5061 New… Read More...
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Annual Fireworks Display Heralds in…

Mike Groves, SurfKY News
POWDERLY, Ky. (7/4/15) — Area rain didn't dampen the fireworks display Friday, July 3 at the Muhlenberg County Agriculture and Convention Center. A mammoth display of fireworks were visible to those at the fairgrounds as well as up and down Kentucky 189. Mike GrovesSurfKY News Reporter Read More...

Tips for a Safe, Healthy Summer…

Dick Brown
FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/4/15) — This holiday weekend, many Kentuckians will flock to one of the many rivers, lakes and creeks across the state to boat, fish, swim, canoe or otherwise enjoy the water. The Kentucky Division of Water and the Kentucky Department for Public Health offer these safety tips to help you safely enjoy Kentucky's abundant water resources. Over the past several years, concerted… Read More...
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Owensboro's Back Alley Musicals Staging…

Ron Waite
OWENSBORO, Ky. (7/4/15) — Back Alley Musicals will stage Fiddler on the Roof featuring a very talented cast of 56 local and area performers accompanied by an 18-member orchestra for its summer musical the last two weekends of July at Owensboro's RiverPark Center. Fiddler on the Roof tells the story of Tevye, a poor Russian dairyman, his wife Golde, and his five daughters as he tries to maintain… Read More...
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Heavy Rains Flood Streets Around Town

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/4/15) ― Heavy downpours not only have put a damper on July 4 weekend activities, but caused travel headaches in many areas of the city Friday, July 3. Madisonville Police Department officers were busy turning back traffic around the Parkway Plaza Mall area after 7 p.m. One man attempted to drive through approximately 2 feet of water over the road on Madison Square Drive and… Read More...

KDA Marketing Chief Tells Panel…

Ted Sloan
FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/4/15) — New program launches, alterations to existing programs, and a stronger emphasis on farm impact are paying off for Kentucky Proud members, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Kristen Branscum told a legislative panel on Wednesday. "Everything we do at Kentucky Proud, we want to make sure that puts more dollars into our farm families' pockets," Branscum told the… Read More...
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Happenings and Meetings – Hopkins County

Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/4/15) — The following happenings and meetings are scheduled for next week: • 4th Fest IRecycle Regatta will take place on Saturday, July 4 at 9 a.m. with registration to begin at 8 a.m. at Madisonville City Park Pool. Boats for the event are to be made from recyclable materials. For information, call (272) 871-4171. • Pennyrile State Resort Park will host a Beach Day,… Read More...

Kentucky's Drinking Water Annual Report…

Lanny Brannock
FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/4/15) — Data from Kentucky's 446 public water systems shows they consistently produce excellent quality water and are nearly always in compliance with the Safe Drinking Water requirements, according to the Kentucky annual Drinking Water Report. The report summarizes the compliance data and status of public water system compliance monitoring results. The Safe Drinking Water Act… Read More...
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Kentucky Sees Sharp Rise in Newborn…

Al Cross
KENTUCKY (7/4/15) — Increasing drug abuse drove up hospitalizations of drug-dependent newborns in Kentucky by 48 percent last year, to 1,409 from 955 in 2013. "The latest numbers represent a 50-fold increase from only 28 hospitalizations in 2000," reports Laura Ungar of The Courier-Journal. "The seemingly never-ending increase every year is so frustrating to see," Van Ingram, executive director… Read More...

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Focus on Hopkins County: Mahr Park

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (6/13/15) — Tim Thomas speaks with Barbie Hunt, Co-Trustee of the Mahr Trust and with Sam Koltinsky of Marvo Entertainment Group. They… Read More...

SurfKY Spotlight: #9 Steakhouse

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Great food and a friendly atmosphere await you at #9 Steakhouse. Read More...

SurfKY Spotlight: Sunshine Garden Center

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Chris and Misty Vincent spoke with SurfKY about the re-opening of Sunshine Garden Center in Greenville, Ky. Read More...
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VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
HANSON, Ky. (05/26/15) – There was standing room only as the city of Hanson met for its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, May 26. And, Mayor Mickey DeMoss… Read More...

Locals Help Improve Hopkins County Farmer's Market

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (6/16/15) — The Hopkins County Farmer's Market received some tender loving care with the help of from community volunteers. Gary… Read More...

SurfKY Spotlight: Two Rivers

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Two Rivers serves Muhlenberg County and beyond with everything from seed to tractors. Read More...

Bridge Naming Ceremony Hosts Fallen Soldier’s Family, Dignitaries, Community

Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
The Sgt. William Michael Coomes Memorial Bridge sign unveiling took place on Saturday, June 6 at Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson. Read More...
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Beshear Visits Veteran Center Touting State Worker Wage Increase

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
HANSON, KY (6/12/15) ― Gov. Steve Beshear stopped by the Joseph “Eddie” Ballard Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson this afternoon to greet some of the… Read More...


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Connie Coomes Lindsey, 67, of Owensboro

OWENSBORO, Ky. (7/5/15) — Connie Coomes Lindsey, 67, of Owensboro, Kentucky died Saturday, July 4, 2015 at the Heartford House in Owensboro. Funeral services will be held at 6:00 P.M. Tuesday at…
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State Property Tax Rate Unchanged for 2015

FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/1/15) — The Kentucky Department of Revenue has set the 2015 State Real Property Tax Rate at 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value. Kentucky… Read More

Public Art Unveiling Friday, July 3 at Convention Center

OWENSBORO, Ky. (7/1/15) — The Owensboro Board of Commissioners invites the community to a public art unveiling ceremony at 6:30 p.m., on Friday, July 3, 2015… Read More

Expect Fallout from Supreme Court's Revolutionary Words

KENTUCKY (7/1/15) — On Friday, five U.S. Supreme Court Justices mysteriously discovered that the 14th Amendment requires Kentucky and the rest of the country… Read More

KSP Charges Montgomery County Man with Possession, Distribution of Child Porn

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ky. (7/1/15) — According to a Kentucky State Police report, on June 30, 2015, at approximately 6:47 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic… Read More

KSP Post 2 Activity Report - June 2015

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/1/15) — Captain J.W. Gibson, Commander KSP Post 2 Madisonville, reports the following activity for the month of June 2015: Arrested 26… Read More

Oilers Lose Doubleheader to Dubois County

OWENSBORO, Ky. (7/1/15) — Owensboro dropped a doubleheader to visiting Dubois County on Tuesday. Dubois County blanked the homestanding Oilers 4-0 in the first… Read More

Local Man Arrested on Burglary, Eavesdropping Charges

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (7/1/15) — According to a McCracken County Sheriff's Department report, on June 24, 2015, a resident discovered a pinhole camera hidden… Read More

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released - July 1, 2015

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/1/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Wednesday, July 1. Michael A. Renfrow, of Madisonville, was… Read More

Verizon A-Wireless Opens in Hopkinsville

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (7/1/15) — Christian County Chamber Ribbon Cutting today at Verizon A-Wireless in Hopkinsville. Owner Amy Plock and staff are… Read More

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